Former unified heavyweight champion Briton Anthony Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs) accepted the offer of WBC belt holder compatriot Tyson Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) – the date of the fight, the distribution of the prize fund (including in a possible fight) were agreed – revenge).
told promoter Joshua Eddie Hearn (Matchroom Boxing): “We received an offer, we tried to negotiate on some points, since they did not completely satisfy us. But we were told directly: “No disputes. Accept or not.” And we accepted. After all, Joshua has long dreamed of this fight. All conditions were accepted on Friday. And now we are waiting for the contract. I have already spoken to George Warren (son of Fury’s promoter Frank Warren). He promised that we would have the papers in the next few days.”
Joshua agreed to box Fury on December 3rd. He will receive 40% of the prize fund, and if he wins, an immediate rematch will take place (in which the prize fund will be divided equally between the fighters).
“I hope the fight will take place on December 3rd. Now there is no reason for the fight to fail, says Hearn. “They don’t have arguments to reverse gear. But I’m in no hurry to rejoice. I remember that we already had a contract for this fight in our hands. I hope we succeed on the second try. It remains only to resolve issues regarding the rights to television broadcasting. But BT Sports and DAZN streaming very satisfied. I can already see that the negotiations will be productive and that they will work together. This is the biggest fight in boxing. Everyone wants to participate in this. But there is still a lot of work ahead.”
Joshua suffered two defeats in a row at the hands of the Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk, lost his WBA Super, IBF, WBO titles to him. It was expected that by the end of the year, Usyk and Fury would determine the absolute heavyweight champion, but the Ukrainian was injured. After that, the Briton turned his attention to Joshua.
Fury’s ex-sparring man said yesterday: Joshua will beat him. I also carried Tyson out of the ring. The legendary Roy Jones suddenly spoke about who he wants to see Usyk fight.